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Old 11-17-2006, 05:50 AM   #15
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I can't understand why they had such problems. Most forum software like vBulletin, which is used here, is pretty good at preventing spammers and bots. I run a well used board myself (also vBulletin based) and this really isn't a big issue. Which software were they using? phpbb, vb, smf, ubb... ?

Does this mean the Airstream Browser project is 'canned' ?

Not much point now anyways for an Airstream forum... since airstreamforums.com has reached such a large critical mass. Everyone lives here!

I do find that this forum does have server issues at times. Is it on a shared or dedicated server?
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:41 AM   #16
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I can't understand why they had such problems. Most forum software like vBulletin, which is used here, is pretty good at preventing spammers and bots. I run a well used board myself (also vBulletin based) and this really isn't a big issue. Which software were they using? phpbb, vb, smf, ubb... ?

Does this mean the Airstream Browser project is 'canned' ?

Not much point now anyways for an Airstream forum... since airstreamforums.com has reached such a large critical mass. Everyone lives here!

I do find that this forum does have server issues at times. Is it on a shared or dedicated server?
Dave,
The reason the spam is a minor to non issue here is because the moderation team jumps on it immediately and if we don't happen to see it, members don't hesitate to let us know ASAP...repeatedly on the AS board it was clogging things up and would take DAYS to remove. I don't recall what software AS was using. As far as the server here we are being moved to a dedicated server but there have been some issues so it is an ongoing process.

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:17 AM   #17
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I have to congratulate our moderation and admin team for doing such a great job over the years keeping our community SPAM free. You would not believe how proactive our team is and how quickly we move to remove the SPAM.

Our community is going to turn 5 years old in February and we have learned so much over the last 5 years on how to manage online communities. The amazing energy that collected here inspired me to start my own small business managing online communities (www.socialknowledge.com) and enabling other forum sites to evolve into fine online communities as well.

Over the last few years (just like AirstreamForums.com) some of those other little forum communities have been growing up really fast. In order to reduce costs, sites have been hosted on dedicated servers with a few sites sharing a dedicated server. Just last night I moved one of our sister sites to a new server (which should free up more resources for our site) and plan to move AirstreamForums.com (and all the WBCCI sites we host) to a new server in the near future also. It seems the server we are on is just not performing very well overall and I think it needs to have the OS (linux) re-installed.

So look for fast speed coming soon, also some new features like social networking (who knows who), enhanced profiles (with your photo gallery, more member info, your network of friends, rallies you attended and rallies you will attend, etc), and better rally planning tools, etc.
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Thanks to all our moderators. You do an amazing job! I don't know where I would be without this forum. Like some, I didn't even know Airstream had a forum. Thanks to AndyR for keeping us updated on all the lastest and greatest techno options out there.
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Here, here! I am on several other group forum sites and THIS is the best run and administered site that I have ever been on. Thanx guys!
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Airstream seems very slow updating not only their Corporate forum but thier web pages in general. After researching Airstream for the last couple of years I am somewhat pessimistic about the Airstream company and their financial well being. My local x/airstream dealer told me that if He were going to buy a new trailer and keep it for a long time He would still buy Airstream. I just wish they would update things on thier website when models change. They only have a fraction of thier models on the site and not a whole lot of information about them I find myself going to colonial airstream in New Jersey to find details.
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The classified section is still available, but I don't know how up to date it is.
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